Fairway dues to rise
The reason for the need to increase payments is related to efforts aimed at covering the costs of icebreaking and waterways management by fairway dues. The costs of icebreaking operations, in particular, have gone up because of the past two severe winters, and the accrual of fairway dues has remained lower than expected.
The increase would bring additional income of EUR 8.8 million to the State. Despite this, the cost-effectiveness of fairway dues would be no higher than 88.3 per cent.